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Hot Basil Herb Plant

  • - Spacing: 10 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 25
  • - A spicy, minty flavor
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Hot Basil Herb Plant
Plant Features

Basil-Hot Herb is fast becoming a favorite in the backyard garden, its purple stems and flowers being attractive, but its peppery, spicy, minty flavor adding a whole new dimension to everything from simple stir-fries to more complex dishes with pork or seafood. It is also called Thai Basil. Hot Basil is relatively fragile and will lose much of its punch after just a few days in the refrigerator. It is always best harvested fresh, with the next best option being to dry it, soaking the dry leaves in cold water to reconstitute it before use.

Basil Companion Plants: Peppers, Carrots, Chives

Our Hot Basil Herb Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When individual leaves are the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies
Features Fragrant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Indoor Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Healing and Medicinal, Natural Pest Control
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Great place to order from

Always perfect Basil Hot Herb plants, thanks!

From anonymous | May 29, 2015

Thai Basil

Re-ordered the plant this year. It arrived in a great packaging, but some leaves had dark spots on them. Customer service promptly re-sent me another plant. Could not be happier!

From Olga | June 20, 2014

Basil-Hot Thai

Ordered it a year ago. It arrived healthy and grew nicely during the summer while it was planted in the ground. I used it a lot during the summer. In the fall, i decided to re-plant it in a pot and take it inside, but unfortunately it did not survive re-planting. I loved the flavor so much that I'm re-ordering it now and will plant it in a pot.

From Olga | June 06, 2014

Great Herb

I was very impressed with the protective packing. The herb plant came in excellent condition! This plant doesn’t seem to be easily available, even online, so I was glad to find it at this reasonable price. I thought there might be more instructions with it, but I went ahead and watered it while keeping the plastic bag around the bottom of the container for a day or so, before transplanting it to a larger pot. I set it in front of a south window and it is doing very well. I enjoy this aromatic plant and look forward to eating the leaves when it grows more, as I understand it has many health benefits. Thank you for your informative website also.

From anonymous | December 06, 2012

herb garden

my new herbs arrived quickly and in great condition!

From monique | July 28, 2012